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Monday, 11 November 1991
Page: 2889

(Question No. 1300)


Senator Newman asked the Minister representing the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy, upon notice, on 9 October 1991:

  With reference to the Federal Labor caucus motion of 21 August 1988, requiring that women get at least 25 per cent of the places on Government boards, councils and committees, please supply an update of the information given in answer to House of Representatives Question on Notice No. 2097 (House of Representatives Hansard, 22 December 1989, p.3642).


Senator Cook —The Minister for Primary Industries and Energy has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

  For the purposes of this question, I have interpreted boards, councils and committees as all the Statutory and Non-Statutory bodies/agencies associated with my portfolio. It should be noted that it is not within my power to appoint any or all of the members on many of these bodies. These would include bodies such as Commonwealth/State Ministerial Councils and those committees where membership arises from a position or office held by members of my Department.

  Some organisations do not have permanent membership but meet from time to time. In such cases the membership at the dates of meetings closest to those in your question has been used. The Western Australian Iron Ore Industry Consultative Council is an example of this.

  Proportion of Women

Body  August 1988  Now

STATUTORY AUTHORITIES

Australian Agricultural and  1/11  1/11

Veterinary Chemicals Council

Australian Dairy Corporation  1/11  1/11

Australian Dairy Corporation  0/5  0/5

Selection Committee

Australian Dried Fruits Board  0/8  0/6

Australian Honey Board  0/10  0/8

Australian Honey Board Selection  0/5  0/5

Committee

Australian Horticultural  2/9  0/9

Corporation

Australian Meat & Livestock  1/11  1/11

Corporation

Australian Meat & Livestock   0/14  0/14

Industry Policy Council

Australian Meat & Livestock  0/7  0/7

Industry Selection Committee

Meat Research Corporation  1/11  0/11

Australian Pig Industry  0/8  0/8

Policy Council

Australian Pork Corporation  1/7  0/7

Australian Pork Corporation  0/4  0/4

Selection Committee

Australian Tobacco Marketing  0/10  0/10

Advisory Committee

Australian Wheat Board  0/10  1/10

  Proportion of Women

Body  August 1988  Now

Australian Wine and Brandy  0/8  0/8

Corporation

Australian Wool Corporation  1/11  1/9

Australian Wool Industry Council  N/A  0/12

Australian Wool Realisation  N/A  0/9

Commission

Chickenmeat Research and   0/9  0/9

Development Council

Cotton Research and Development  0/9  0/8

Corporation

Dairy Research and Development  0/9  0/9

Corporation

Dried Fruits Research Council  1/9  1/9

Egg Industry Research  0/7  0/7

and Development Council

Energy Research and Development  N/A  2/9

Corporation

Exotic Animal Disease Preparedness  N/A  1/8

Consultative Council

Grains Research and Development  2/100  2/61

Corporation

(Barley, Grain Legumes, Oilseeds and Wheat, State Councils/Committees were superseded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation which was formed on 1 October 1990)

Grape and Wine Research   0/9  1/6

and Development Corporation

Honeybee Research and  0/5  0/5

Development Council

Horticultural Policy Council  1/16  1/16

Horticultural Research and  1/9  0/9

Development Corporation

Joint Coal Board  0/3  0/2

Land and Water Resources Research  N/A  3/9

and Development Corporation

Murray-Darling Basin Commission  0/8  0/8

Murray-Darling Basin Community  2/18  7/22

Advisory Committee

Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial  2/9  2/9

Council

Northern Australian Fisheries  0/3  0/3

Joint Authority

Northern Territory Fisheries  0/2  0/2

Joint Authority

Pig Research and Development  0/9  0/9

Corporation

Plant Variety Rights  1/7  0/7

Advisory Committee

  Proportion of Women

Body  August 1988  Now

Protected Zone Joint Authority  0/2  0/2

Rural Industries Research and  N/A  0/8

Development Corporation

Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric  0/1  0/1

Authority

Soil Conservation Advisory  0/12  4/12

Committee

South Eastern Fisheries Joint   N/A  N/A

Authority

(The South Eastern Fisheries Joint Authority has not yet been activated and membership not yet settled, but probably 0/5)

Sugar Research and Development  0/10  1/9

Corporation

The Pipeline Authority  1/6  1/6

Tobacco Research and Development  0/8  0/7

Council

Western Australian Fisheries  0/2  0/2

Joint Authority

Wool Research and Development  0/9  0/9

Corporation

STATUTORY OFFICE HOLDERS

Director, Australian Safeguards  0/1  0/1

Office

Office of the Registrar of  2/4  1/5

Plant Variety Rights

NON-STATUTORY BODIES

Australia/Japan High Level  0/6  0/6

Group on Energy

Australian Agricultural Council  0/8  0/10

Australian Agricultural Council  0/10  0/12

Standing Committee

Australian Coal Industry Council  N/A  0/7

Australian Fisheries Council  0/9  0/10

Australian Fisheries Council  0/9  0/10

Standing Committee

Australian Forestry Council  0/10  0/10

Australian and New Zealand  0/8  0/9

Minerals and Energy Council

Australian Plague Locust  0/6  0/6

Commission

Australian Soil Conservation  1/8  0/9

Council

Australian Water Resources  0/10  1/10

Council

Brucellosis and Tuberculosis  0/15  0/15

Eradication Campaign Committee

  Proportion of Women

Body  August 1988  Now

Bureau of Mineral Resources,  0/9  0/9

Geology and Geophysics

Advisory Council

Chief Dairy Officers Committee  1/16  1/16

Chief Government Geologists  0/10  0/10

Conference

China/Australia Joint Working  N/A  0/5

Group on Energy

Consultative Committee on Safety  1/11  1/11

in the Offshore Petroleum Industry

Consultative Group (Maralinga)  1/19  3/15

(Composition changes from meeting to meeting)

Dairy Industry Advisory Committee  0/13  0/13

Farm Financial Management Skills  0/6  0/6

Program Advisory Committee

Fishing Industry Advisory   0/16  0/16

Committee

Horticultural Industry/AQIS  1/13  2/13

Liaison Committee

(Composition changes from meeting to meeting.

Figures shown relate to June 1988 and 23 May 1991 meetings)

Horticultural Quarantine  N/A  1/8

Consultative Committee

Indonesia/Australia High  N/A  0/6

Level Group on Energy and

Minerals

Korea/Australia Joint Committee  N/A  0/6

on Energy and Minerals

Livestock Export Industry  0/11  0/11

Advisory Committee

Meat Industry Advisory Committee  0/23  0/23

National Consultative Committee  N/A  4/16

on Animal Welfare

(Composition changes from meeting to meeting.

Figures shown relate to 23-24 July 1991 meeting)

National Energy Research  4/49  0/18

Development and Demonstration

Council

(National Energy Research Development and Demonstration Council has been reduced significantly with the formation of the Energy Research and Development Corporation)

National Fuels Emergency  0/10  0/10

Consultative Committee

National Oil Supplies Advisory  0/16  0/19

Committee

  Proportion of Women

Body  August 1988  Now

National Petroleum Advisory  0/15  0/20

Committee

National Resource Information  N/A  2/17

Centre Advisory Committee

Primary and Allied Industries  0/8  0/8

Council

Primary Industries and Energy  N/A  0/16

Research Council

Processed Foods Advisory Committee  2/15  2/15

Pulp and Paper Research Program  0/10  0/10

Advisory Program

Quarantine and Inspection  1/13  1/13

Policy Council

Raw Cotton Marketing Advisory  0/12  0/12

Committee

Snowy Mountains Council  0/8  0/8

South East Forests Regional  2/32  2/32

Consultative Committee

Standing Committee on Soil  0/10  0/11

Conservation

Thailand/Australia Energy  0/5  N/A

Consultations Group

(Thailand/Australia Energy Consultations Group is currently latent)

US/Australia High Level Group  N/A  0/5

on Energy

Western Australian Iron Ore  0/50  1/48

Industry Consultative Council

(Composition changes from meeting to meeting.

Figures shown relate to 9-10 March 1988 and 1 August 1991 meetings)

Note: Unless otherwise explained, N/A means the body or a predecessor body was not in existence in August 1988.